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Grateful Dead Live at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on 1973-03-16

Set 1

China Cat Sunflower ->
Jam ->
I Know You Rider
Jack Straw
Wave That Flag
Looks Like Rain
Ramble On Rose
Box Of Rain
Beat It On Down The Line
They Love Each Other
El Paso
Row Jimmy
Mexicali Blues
Bird Song
Playing In The Band

Set 2

The Promised Land ->
Bertha ->
Greatest Story Ever Told
Big River
Don't Ease Me In
Me And My Uncle
Dark Star ->
Truckin' ->
Morning Dew
Sugar Magnolia

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Location Uniondale, NY

Source Set 1: SBD -> Master Reel -> PCM -> Dat (44.1k) DSet 2: SBD -> Master Reel -> Cassette -> Dat (44.1k) D
Lineage Dat (Sony R500) -> SEK'D Prodif Plus -> Samplitude Professional -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


Patch Info:
AUD pulled from etree supplies:
Ramble On Rose (0:00 - 0:06)
Big River (1:11 - 1:50)
Truckin' (7:34 - 8:05)

-- All disc changes are seamless
-- Thanks to Steve Rolfe for the Dat
-- 18:10 in Dark Star through Morning Dew from same source as Set 1
-- This is the 'infamous' bust show
-- This version doesn't have all the flaws that the other sources have
-- This is also an upgrade in sound quality
-- Some static in Sugar Magnolia


Reviewer: DMT - - January 11, 2015
Subject: beautiful Bird Song
Pigpen died a on 3/8
Reviewer: hitmeister - - June 1, 2013
Subject: This is the show that did it
This was my first Dead show. Is it any wonder that I became an instant Deadhead?

It's great to finally find a Charlie Miller board of this one.
Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - January 21, 2013
Subject: --
Wonderful, exemplary '73 icy-mechanized Wall of Sound greatness.

Set 1 has some lyrical trouble here and there, but nothing drastic enough to warrant skipping anything - from the China Cat > Rider opening, this is a great set and is finished off with a definite *WOW* of a one-two punch conclusion - Bird Song and Playin'.

Set 2's unsung hero is the opening triptych; listen to Jer's vocals on Bertha! They're really, really into it tonight....Dark Star gets jazzified pretty quickly, and after the half-hour is finished they've pulled out almost every single bag of jam tricks known; isn't it a beautiful thing, too, when the band ends the 2nd set with Morning Dew?

A fine, fine remaster of a prototype '73 classic.
Reviewer: rrschwz28 - - November 22, 2012
Subject: $5.50
Still worth every penny. Our taxes were paying for plainclothes police. Our friends' older brother was busted - we caught his girlfriends' screams on our AUD tape!
Reviewer: Yades - - March 16, 2012
Subject: Rock solid
Rock-solid performance with exceptional sound quality. Download it now before it gets released on a CD and taken down.
Reviewer: rschwz28 - - October 8, 2011
Subject: first show
This was the first time I SAW The Grateful Dead, though I consider 12-5-71 my first show (simulcast). Tickets were $5.50, more if you bought from ticketron.

What I learned was that Bob, not Jerry (as I had expected) was the 'frontman'. I also discovered that the Nassau Coliseum was not the best place for a concert.

We were sitting at the far end of the oval, and I could barely see the band. The sound wasn't too good. Someone in our group was busted for smoking pot. I recall dozing off during Ramble On Rose (a hundred verses in ragtime!).

In fairness, there's probably no way they could have lived up to my expectations. I was heavily into Anthem, Live/Dead, Workingman's and American Beauty (not to mention Garcia and Ace), and I listened to a lot of tapes from their glory days, '69 and '70. And Ron's death had cast a pall over the whole show.

But I couldn't help but compare them to Hot Tuna, who I saw for the third time that same month. Tuna played at a smaller venue (Academy of Music) with better sound; there was no chance of me falling asleep at THAT show.

Yet I rarely listen to Tuna these days; I'm at this site everyday, and I have dozens of Dead discs in the car. Go figure.

Ron and Jerry, I miss you very much.
Reviewer: mklsgl - - September 13, 2011
Subject: The $2 Dance Party!
That's right... tickets for this show were just $2.

To download this extraordinary performance, email me (

- Michael
Reviewer: aybesea69 - - September 12, 2011
Subject: Great Show / Great Sound
Typical, 1st class, 1973 performance. Source is great and mastering is clean. Well worth a listen!
Reviewer: clementinescaboose - - April 28, 2010
Subject: 3-16-73
many hilites in the first set including the China>rider opener, Jack straw, LL Rain and
really nice Bird Song and a great playin' to close out the set. This playin' i think is the highlight of the show for me.

in set 2, Promised>Bertha>Greatest (minus donna's screeching) and loser really stood out. good dark star (although nowhere near the beast of 3/28) and HOT truckin>dew to end the nite.

a typical solid '73 show, if not particularly outstanding.
Reviewer: mellowmymind5453 - - March 17, 2010
Subject: Dark Star
Nice show. I was at 3/19/73 at NC. That was great, but a show with Dark Star is exceptional.
Song rolls along, mellow almost gently. kinda reminds me of the 72 creamery show in Oregon, has that similiar vibe. And then Truckin > Morning Dew. All I can say is double WoW!
Reviewer: spiral-tee - - March 16, 2010
Subject: Sweet Show/ Sweeter Dark Star!
This version of Dark Star is the most pleasantly pleasing I have ever heard! Great Sets,Great Show, Wall of Sound! Bee-oinggg!
Reviewer: BVD - - January 2, 2010
Subject: Theyr'e playing where?
I remember we were all pissed because now our beloved boys had sold out and going for the big bucks. What's next? MSG??!!!.Compared to the smaller venues we were lucky enough to see them at this place seemed huge and the Nassau Cnty cops were fucking nazis. all this melted away however as the boys opened w/China>Rider followed by Jack Straw and we knew we were in for an amazing night.D.S>Truckin'Finishing with Dew. Amazing. Bird Song and Playin' to finish the first set! oh my!
Reviewer: kcmoeron09 - - January 2, 2010
Subject: i want to listen to this show for the rest
Reviewer: BIG_R - - January 2, 2010
Subject: 3-16-73
Exellent both in performance and sound quality. Another gem of a remaster by C Miller.
Reviewer: oh_uh_um_ah - - July 24, 2009
Subject: The GRATEFUL DEAD "Live" March 16, 1973 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY, U.S.A.

5 Stars for the mix, recording, performance and transfer.

I highly recommend clicking on Charlie Miller's name and collecting all his GRATEFUL DEAD shows, he has impeccable taste. This show is another work of art by Mr. Miller. Trust in Charlie Miller.

This show does sound better than the other Nassau Coliseum shows on the IA.

The GRATEFUL DEAD perform 25 songs before thousands of loving fans shortly after Pigpen died. Pigpen wanted the boys to continue to spread the music and love. That's what Pigpen was all about.

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Thanks for the Love.
Reviewer: NowWePlayForLife - - March 29, 2009
Subject: Phil
In my opinion, the better of the two SBDs, but no surprise its cmiller. Check Phil out this show smokes
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